Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

A demonstrator for parallel faceted browsing

Buschbeck, Sven; Jameson, Anthony; Troncy, Raphaël; Khrouf, Houda; Suominen, Osma; Spirescu, Adrian

IESD 2012, Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data Workshop, October 8-12, 2012, Galway, Ireland

The data exploration paradigm of faceted browsing has been applied                                                                                                                               successfully in many systems that provide access to either semantic data or more                                                                                                                               conventional databases. A general limitation is that the user can examine the results                                                                                                                               for only one query (i.e., one combination of facet value constraints) at a time.                                                                                                                               But there are many everyday tasks for which it is desirable to be able to compare                                                                                                                               the results for two or more queries or to refine several queries incrementally in                                                                                                                               parallel. In this paper, we introduce parallel faceted browsing which enables the                                                                                                                               user to construct a tree of queries and associated results whose structure captures                                                                                                                               the commonalities among the queries. The entities represented in this demonstrator                                                                                                                               are events associated with Helsinki's role as the 2012 World Design Capital,                                                                                                                               as well as related events from other data sources that took place in Finland during                                                                                                                               the same period. Semantic Web technologies are used in the back-end for                                                                                                                               representing and reconciling those heterogeneous data sources. Several types of                                                                                                                               task have been identified in which parallel faceted browsing offers added value.                                                                                                                               Careful attention has been paid to interaction design with the goal of making                                                                                                                               this inherently more complex paradigm as intuitively understandable as normal                                                                                                                               faceted browsing. Readers are encouraged to try the EVENTMAP demonstrator                                                                                                                               itself at http://eventmap-ui.appspot.com/.The data exploration paradigm of faceted browsing has been applied                                                                                                                               successfully in many systems that provide access to either semantic data or more                                                                                                                               conventional databases. A general limitation is that the user can examine the results                                                                                                                               for only one query (i.e., one combination of facet value constraints) at a time.                                                                                                                               But there are many everyday tasks for which it is desirable to be able to compare                                                                                                                               the results for two or more queries or to refine several queries incrementally in                                                                                                                               parallel. In this paper, we introduce parallel faceted browsing which enables the                                                                                                                               user to construct a tree of queries and associated results whose structure captures                                                                                                                               the commonalities among the queries. The entities represented in this demonstrator                                                                                                                               are events associated with Helsinki's role as the 2012 World Design Capital,                                                                                                                               as well as related events from other data sources that took place in Finland during                                                                                                                               the same period. Semantic Web technologies are used in the back-end for                                                                                                                               representing and reconciling those heterogeneous data sources. Several types of                                                                                                                               task have been identified in which parallel faceted browsing offers added value.                                                                                                                               Careful attention has been paid to interaction design with the goal of making                                                                                                                               this inherently more complex paradigm as intuitively understandable as normal                                                                                                                               faceted browsing. Readers are encouraged to try the EVENTMAP demonstrator                                                                                                                               itself at http://eventmap-ui.appspot.com/. The data exploration paradigm of faceted browsing has been applied successfully in many systems that provide access to either semantic data or more conventional databases. A general limitation is that the user can examine the results for only one query (i.e., one combination of facet value constraints) at a time. But there are many everyday tasks for which it is desirable to be able to compare the results for two or more queries or to refine several queries incrementally in parallel. In this paper, we introduce parallel faceted browsing which enables the user to construct a tree of queries and associated results whose structure captures the commonalities among the queries. The entities represented in this demonstrator are events associated with Helsinki's role as the 2012 World Design Capital, as well as related events from other data sources that took place in Finland during the same period. Semantic Web technologies are used in the back-end for representing and reconciling those heterogeneous data sources. Several types of task have been identified in which parallel faceted browsing offers added value. Careful attention has been paid to interaction design with the goal of making this inherently more complex paradigm as intuitively understandable as normal faceted browsing. Readers are encouraged to try the EVENTMAP demonstrator itself at http://eventmap-ui.appspot.com/.The data exploration paradigm of faceted browsing has been applied successfully in many systems that provide access to either semantic data or more conventional databases. A general limitation is that the user can examine the results for only one query (i.e., one combination of facet value constraints) at a time. But there are many everyday tasks for which it is desirable to be able to compare the results for two or more queries or to refine several queries incrementally in parallel. In this paper, we introduce parallel faceted browsing which enables the user to construct a tree of queries and associated results whose structure captures the commonalities among the queries. The entities represented in this demonstrator are events associated with Helsinki's role as the 2012 World Design Capital, as well as related events from other data sources that took place in Finland during the same period. Semantic Web technologies are used in the back-end for representing and reconciling those heterogeneous data sources. Several types of task have been identified in which parallel faceted browsing offers added value. Careful attention has been paid to interaction design with the goal of making this inherently more complex paradigm as intuitively understandable as normal faceted browsing. Readers are encouraged to try the EVENTMAP demonstrator itself at http://eventmap-ui.appspot.com/.The data exploration paradigm of faceted browsing has been applied successfully in many systems that provide access to either semantic data or more conventional databases. A general limitation is that the user can examine the results for only one query (i.e., one combination of facet value constraints) at a time. But there are many everyday tasks for which it is desirable to be able to compare the results for two or more queries or to refine several queries incrementally in parallel. In this paper, we introduce parallel faceted browsing which enables the user to construct a tree of queries and associated results whose structure captures the commonalities among the queries. The entities represented in this demonstrator are events associated with Helsinki's role as the 2012 World Design Capital, as well as related events from other data sources that took place in Finland during the same period. Semantic Web technologies are used in the back-end for representing and reconciling those heterogeneous data sources. Several types of task have been identified in which parallel faceted browsing offers added value. Careful attention has been paid to interaction design with the goal of making

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Title:A demonstrator for parallel faceted browsing
Type:Conference
Language:English
City:Galway
Country:IRELAND
Date:
Department:Data Science
Eurecom ref:3830
Copyright: © Springer. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in IESD 2012, Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data Workshop, October 8-12, 2012, Galway, Ireland and is available at :
Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+3830, year = {2012}, title = {{A} demonstrator for parallel faceted browsing}, author = {{B}uschbeck, {S}ven and {J}ameson, {A}nthony and {T}roncy, {R}apha{\"e}l and {K}hrouf, {H}ouda and {S}uominen, {O}sma and {S}pirescu, {A}drian}, booktitle = {{IESD} 2012, {I}ntelligent {E}xploration of {S}emantic {D}ata {W}orkshop, {O}ctober 8-12, 2012, {G}alway, {I}reland}, address = {{G}alway, {IRELAND}}, month = {10}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/3830} }
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